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Missions: Tier 2
Satellite missions in Tier 2 of the Decadal Survey will launch from 2013 – 2016. Five missions will explore land surface composition and mineral characterization; vegetation changes; global atmospheric column carbon dioxide (CO2); ocean, lake and river water levels; atmospheric gas columns; ocean color; and aerosol and climate profiles. As a result, the Tier 2 missions will describe ecosystem health, improve air quality forecasts, and increase understanding of ocean biogeochemistry.
|Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons (ASCENDS)||Future, Pre-Formulation|
|Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems (ACE)||Future, Pre-Formulation|
|Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events (GEO-CAPE)||Future, Pre-Formulation|
|Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI)||Future, Pre-Formulation|
|Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT)||Future, Implementation|